TCDS Art to be Showcased at Pima County Fair

Here’s a special note from Art teachers Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Paradis regarding TCDS student art in the upcoming Pima County Fair:

It’s almost that time of year again – the Art Show at the Pima County Fair will be here in April!

Student artists from schools all over the county show their artwork to the entire regional community. We participate every year with hundreds of entries from kindergarten to eighth grade, and every student wins a ribbon!

All kindergarten and first grade students will have art entered in the Pima County Fair, but we become more selective beginning in second grade when students enter the art room.

Every year, we explain to students from second through eighth grade how we choose the art to be entered into the fair. We do not focus on talent; rather we emphasize following the guidelines of each project and making a great effort. For example, a very talented student may waste time socializing and hand in a late project. That artwork would not qualify. Additionally, only finished and clean artwork is chosen. Finally, students must label their art with their name and age.

This year, the Pima County Fair opens April 14th and closes April 24th.

Many thanks to the students, teachers and parents who help Mrs. Paradis and Mrs. Phelps make our Pima County Fair Art Show so spectacular!

Visit our blog to see students’ latest projects:, and please like our Facebook page: Tucson Country Day School Art Department.

We look forward to seeing you at the fair!


Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Paradis

TCDS Art Department

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